List of Partners in Securities Litigation, Enforcement + White-Collar Defense Practice Group
Morrison & Foerster represents corporations, board committees, and individuals facing government investigations and criminal charges. We have served as counsel on many of the highest profile white-collar defense matters in the past decade.
We represent clients in all stages of federal and state criminal proceedings, and in related regulatory investigations, including grand jury, SEC, congressional, and state legislative committees, criminal trials, and appeals, as well as before foreign enforcement and investigatory agencies. In many of these matters, our firm represents the client in parallel proceedings, often including simultaneous internal investigations, SEC and federal criminal investigations, and related civil litigation, such as securities class actions and derivative suits.
We have addressed cases involving allegations relating to antitrust, bribery, campaign finance, customs, economic espionage, energy, false claims act, false statements to the government, healthcare, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, RICO, securities, tax, and trade secrets.
We are a leader on the most urgent white-collar criminal issues, including matters arising from alleged FCPA violations, Ponzi schemes, stock option backdating, and disclosures relating to the financial crisis.
Morrison & Foerster has the expertise and resources necessary to obtain the most favorable outcome quickly and efficiently, with minimal publicity and impact on our client’s business and reputation.
Our group of more than 125 attorneys in 16 offices worldwide includes more than a dozen former prosecutors, former SEC enforcement attorneys, prominent partners with decades of experience, and current Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates.
We have the expertise to defend clients against criminal charges, navigate quietly through a government investigation, negotiate complex global settlements, and represent clients in parallel proceedings.
We also have an in-house forensic accounting services group, led by a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and former Big Four audit partner, which provides ready access to in-depth accounting expertise in criminal investigations and cases.
Our clients are in almost every business sector, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, transportation, energy and natural resources, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, financial services, and consumer products.